This item tambora the eruption that changed the world by gillen darcy wood paperback 1584 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping details the year without summer 1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history by william k klingaman paperback 1899 in stock. Tambora the eruption that changed the world is an intensely researched and very interesting study of the effects of the volcanic eruption that took place on the island of sumbawa in the dutch east indies in april of 1815 it stands as the largest eruption in the past 10000 years and caused global climate changes over the next three years. In tambora the eruption that changed the world gillen darcy wood weaves a story that shelley and byron could not have told because they could not have known it behind the killing weather and the noonday dark was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history . The year following tamboras eruption became known as the year without a summer when weather anomalies in europe and new england ruined crops displaced millions and spawned chaos and disease. On the eve of the bicentenary of the great eruption tambora tells the extraordinary story of the weather chaos it wrought weaving the latest climate science with the social history of this frightening period to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century
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